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Pressure Factors Affecting Lombardy Agricultural System: The Environmental Consequences Of The Fischler Reform

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  • Bulgheroni, Claudia
  • Sali, Guido

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This paper presents a regional model, based on Positive Mathematical Programming, which aims to evaluate the consequences of Fischler reform on the agricultural sector of the Lombardy irrigated lowland (Northern Italy). The model main focus is to quantify the agricultural land use changes due to the farmers reaction to the CAP reform main issues, such as single payment, and to simulate possible scenarios for the future. The model takes into account also the Water Frame Directive principles, in order to combine the assessment of both CAP issues and the potential irrigation water supplies reduction, which could deeply affect the area. The model input are obtained by means of the integration between FADN and SIARL (Agricultural Information System of Lombardy Region) information, in order to fit the territorial dimension. The simulation results of 11 different scenarios are discussed.

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  • Bulgheroni, Claudia & Sali, Guido, 2008. "Pressure Factors Affecting Lombardy Agricultural System: The Environmental Consequences Of The Fischler Reform," 109th Seminar, November 20-21, 2008, Viterbo, Italy 44827, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
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    Keywords

    CAP modelling; Fischler Reform; Positive Mathematical Programming; Regional model; Water Frame Directive; Agricultural and Food Policy; Environmental Economics and Policy; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Q18; Q15; C61;

    JEL classification:

    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
    • Q15 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Land Ownership and Tenure; Land Reform; Land Use; Irrigation; Agriculture and Environment
    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis

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